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Posted on: September 22nd, 2022 by brent

The new Cat Country 98.7 App is ready!

Redesigned and your Control Center for Music. Get alerts when songs you want to hear are on.  Let us know what you think… You can vote Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down.  Flash Contests mean more ways to win… Tickets, Fly Aways and $500 a month just for using the App.  

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The Cat Country 98.7 BIG Lip Sync Battle – October 20

Posted on: September 21st, 2022 by brent
Register your Lip Sync Squad to compete on opening night at the Pensacola Interstate Fair

Team Cat-A-Tude Cookout for a Cure

Posted on: September 21st, 2022 by brent

Team Cat-A-Tude Cookout for a Cure

Eggfest 2021
Pensacola EggFest
presents Cookout for a Cure.  On Friday September 30th from 11:00a-2pm The EggFest Cook Team is bringing the Big Green Eggs to Emerald Republic 1414 W Government St.
Pensacola, FL 32502.  100% of the proceeds goes to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.  

PICK UP is September 30th from 11:30-2pm (Corporate/Large Order Pick up will be between 10:30-11:30).
 Emerald Republic 1414 W Government St., Pensacola, FL 32502.

Menu (All Plates come with 2 sides from Sonny’s and a Pepsi): 

14 Hour-Slow Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich Plate – $15

  • Toasted bun, pulled pork, Carolina Slaw, sweet & tangy BBQ Sauce
  • Two sides (Sonny’s)

Korean BBQ Bahn MI Sandwich

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, brined and smoked, basted with Black Garlic Korean BBQ Sauce
  • Asian Slaw
  • Two Sides (Sonny’s)

Smoky Southwest Salad (choice of Tri-Tip or chicken) $15

  • Choice of Sliced, slow smoked Santa Maria Tri-Tip or Brined & Grilled Chicken Breast, over Romaine Hearts, Avocado, Black Beans, Grilled corn, grape tomatoes, bell peppers, diced red onions.
  • Black Garlic Vinaigrette (Featuring BG-196 from The Farm)

Pick Your Sandwich Plate

Pick Your Sandwich Plate


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WALKUP Ordering is available starting September 30th 11:30am – 2pm at
Emerald Republic Brewery – 1414 W Government St., Pensacola, FL 32502


Pensacola Interstate Fair – October 20 – 30

Posted on: September 20th, 2022 by brent

Pensacola’s biggest and longest-running annual agricultural and entertainment tradition returns this fall, October 20-30, bringing with it exhilarating rides, live music, exotic shows, colorful attractions and exhibits, flavorful fair food, and fun for the whole family. 

Returning for its 88th season, this year’s Pensacola Interstate Fair entertainment lineup includes:

THURSDAY, OCT. 20 at 7 p.m. – Cat Country 98.7 radio station presents the Cat Country BIG Lip Sync Battle Finals, an epic showdown of about a dozen local acts who will battle it out from the stage to see who gets titled the 2022 Lip Sync champion.


FRIDAY, OCT. 21 at 7:30 p.m. – The following night, Creedence Revived – The World Premier Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Band will take the stage to perform CCR’s hit songs like, “Born on the Bayou,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Willy and the Poor Boys,” and “Fortunate Son.”


SATURDAY, OCT. 22 at 7:30 p.m. – Head Games: A Tribute to Foreigner, will rock the stage with all the flash and glam that the 70s and 80s eras of Foreigner are known for. Expect to jam to hits like, “Cold as Ice,” “Hotblooded,” “Feels Like the First Time,” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.” 


MONDAY, OCT. 24 at 7 p.m. – Don’t miss the 4-H Youth and FFA Steer Show taking place in the Livestock Arena. The steer show gives pre-teens and teens the chance to showcase the steers they have raised for the past six months.


In addition, Monday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. – A mainstay of country music for over two decades, Joe Nichols will take the stage on Monday night. Nichols bridges the gap between country music’s old-school roots and its contemporary era. An artist who’s both timely and timeless, Nichols has racked up a half-dozen No.1 singles and ten Top 10 hits, from his first smash hit, “The Impossible,” to his chart-topping single, “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” to 2021’s “Home Run.”


WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26 at 7 p.m. – Come out and support the 4-H Youth by bidding on a steer at the annual FFA Livestock Auctionfrom the Livestock Arena. The public is invited to attend and/or purchase a steer. Around 20-30 steers will be auctioned off this year, so don’t miss out! 


THURSDAY, OCT. 27 at 3:30 and 7 p.m. – The Beach Buoys – a Beach Boys tribute band – will bring their 60s-inspired surfer sounds to the stage twice on Thursday as part of our special Senior Appreciation Day.

FRIDAY, OCT. 28 at 7:30 p.m. – Pensacola’s favorite local band White Tie Rock Ensemble will present a tribute to two rock giants, Van Halen and Styx. White Tie is a local group of musicians who recreate classic rock albums with a classical approach. Expect to hear Van Halen’s mega hits like, “Hot for Teacher,” “Panama,” and “Jump,” as well as some Styx fan-favorites like, “Come Sail Away,” and “Renegade.”


SATURDAY, OCT. 29 at 7:30 p.m. – Platinum-selling country music band, Parmalee, will perform their hits. Comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox, and lifelong friend Josh McSwain, the North Carolina natives recently returned to the top of the charts with their No. 1 single, “Just the Way.” Their romantic new single, Take My Name,” from their new album, For You, is on Country radio now.


In addition to the live music acts, the Fair invites you to Sit, Stay and Get Ready for Puppy Pals – a “howling good time,” action-packed, comedy stunt dog show where adopted and rescued dogs perform spectacular stunts and breathtaking feats for the audience. DAILY showtimes are Monday – Friday at 6 and 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sundays at 1, 4 and 8 p.m.

New to the Fair this year, the Wolves of the World show is the only traveling wolf pack in the world. Presented by the Sandlofer family, the show spotlights the mystical, enigmatic grey wolf and explains their history and the traits of a wolf pack -including the alpha male and female and how they interact.  DAILY showtimes are Monday-Friday at 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sundays at 2, 5 and 7 p.m. 

Returning fan favorite is Cirque Ma’Ceo, a dynamic, highly-talented acrobatic variety show that is sure to keep the entire family on the edge of their seats. From high-flying aerialists to a dangerous crossbow performer to a world-champion Polynesian fire dancer, this show will keep you spellbound. DAILY showtimes are Monday – Friday at 5 and 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Check the website for daily show times and possible weather changes.

Luke Combs Fly Away

Posted on: September 15th, 2022 by brent


The Cat wants to put you on a plane to see Luke Combs with Lainey Wilson in Charleston on October 15th… Listen to win on the air at 9a, 11a, 1p, 3p, and 5p. You can qualify one time on the air and Big Moose will pull the grand prize winner on Friday, September 30th at 5:30p.

Rules – Luke Combs Fly Away

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Pensacon HalloweenFest – Splash City – October 1 and 2

Posted on: September 14th, 2022 by brent
Halloween FestPensacon and Splash City Adventures are teaming up this year for Pensacon HalloweenFest, a two-day, family-friendly Halloween event taking place at the park. Come have fun Oct. 1-2, as Pensacon HalloweenFest kicks off Splash City Adventures’ Haunted Nights, with special Halloween events taking place each weekend throughout the month of October.
HalloweenFest offers two full days of spooky pop-culture fun in an outdoor, convention-style atmosphere. The weekend will feature vendors, live entertainment, celebrity guests, artists, trick-or-treating and other fun in a safe environment.
Costumes are encouraged, and each day will include a costume contest, with adults competing on Saturday and kids on Sunday. There is a nominal fee to compete in the adult contest.
Kids in costumes will receive a free Halloween bag, and are encouraged to trick-or-treat with the vendors set up across HalloweenFest.
In addition to the free HalloweenFest festivities, Splash City Adventures’ amusement park will be in full swing, featuring go-karts, amusement rides, the Pirate Cove Arcade, miniature golf, Laser Tag and more. VIP packages including park wristbands and enhanced access to Halloweenfest will be available, and the first 250 passes sold will come with a free limited-edition pin.
Pensacon is pleased to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida with a weekend-long, raffle-style auction during HalloweenFest.




Saturday, October 1 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 2 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


Splash City Adventures
6709 Pensacola Blvd, Pensacola
For more information on Splash City Adventures including details on the entire Haunted Nights series of events, or to purchase a VIP package, visit


Pensacon HalloweenFest is proud to welcome two great celebrity guests for this year’s event; actor Butch Patrick, best known as Eddie Munster on the classic TV series, “The Munsters.” Butch will be bringing along the famous Munsters Koach vehicle for photo opportunities. Also joining the fun is actor Kenny James, best known as the voice of Bowser, aka King Koopa, everyone’s favorite bad guy from the long-running Super Mario video game series. Our guests will be on hand to meet fans and, for a fee, sign autographs and pose for photos.

Butch Patrick and the Munster Koach

Butch Patrick

Voice Actor Kenny James

Artist Mark Maddox

Comic Book Artist Steven Butler


Vendor and performance applications are now being accepted, and sponsorship packages are available. For more information, email


Saturday, October 1
13 and older with a $5 entry fee. Registration will take place on site the day of the event.

Sunday, October 2
Children 12 and under and is FREE!


Nik Flagstar brings his own brand of rockabilly as he performs a collection of horror-themed songs.


Pat Meusel is a GenX crooner who will be banging out an hour’s worth of hits on his acoustic guitar. Synth Pop, Metal, TV Themes, and a sprinkling of Halloween favorites that WILL NOT include Monster Mash.

More to be announced.

CMA Award Nominations 2022

Posted on: September 7th, 2022 by brent

From Country Aircheck:

FULL LIST CMA Noms: Nominees for the 56th Annual CMA Awards in broadcast as well as artist/music categories are below. Winners will be honored in and around the live ABC telecast from Nashville Nov. 9.

Broadcast Personality
Small Market
  • The Cat Pak Morning Show With Brent And Mel; Brent Lane and Mel McCrae; WYCT/Pensacola, FL
  • Dr. Shane And Tess In The Morning; Shane Collins and Tess Connell; WPAP/Panama City, FL
  • The Eddie Foxx Show; Eddie Foxx and Amanda Foxx; WKSF/Asheville, NC
  • Liz & Scotty In The Morning; Liz Del Grosso and Scotty Cox; KCLR/Columbia, MO
  • Officer Don & DeAnn; “Officer Don” Evans and DeAnn Stephens; WBUL/Lexington, KY
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan Wallen 
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Cody Johnson
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Lady A 
  • Little Big Town  
  • Midland  
  • Old Dominion   
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Brooks & Dunn  
  • Brothers Osborne  
  • Dan + Shay   
  • LoCash  
  • Maddie & Tae
  • “Buy Dirt;” Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan; Producer: Paul DiGiovanni; Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley
  • “Half Of My Hometown;” Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney; Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman and Jimmy Robbins; Mix Engineer: Dan Grech-Marguerat
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl;” Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; Producers: Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne; Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore  
  • “’Til You Can’t;” Cody Johnson; Producer: Trent Willmon; Mix Engineer: Jack Clarke  
  • “You Should Probably Leave;” Chris Stapleton; Producers: Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton; Mix Engineer: Vance Powell
  • Growin’ Up; Luke Combs; Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton; Mix Engineers: Jim Cooley and Chip Matthews 
  • Humble Quest; Maren Morris; Producer: Greg Kurstin; Mix Engineer: Serban Ghenea
  • Palomino; Miranda Lambert; Producers: Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall and Mikey Reaves; Mix Engineer: Jason Lehning
  • Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’; Lainey Wilson; Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineer: F. Reid Shippen
  • Time, Tequila & Therapy; Old Dominion; Producers: Shane McAnally and Old Dominion; Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank
  • “Buy Dirt;” Songwriters: Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins and Matt Jenkins
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl;” Songwriters: Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce
  • “Sand In My Boots;” Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy and Josh Osborne
  • “Things A Man Oughta Know;” Songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton and Lainey Wilson
  • “You Should Probably Leave;” Songwriters: Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley and Chris Stapleton 
  • “Beers On Me;” Dierks Bentley with Breland and Hardy; Producers: Dierks Bentley and Ross Copperman
  • “If I Didn’t Love You;” Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood; Producer: Michael Knox
  • “Longneck Way To Go;” Midland featuring Jon Pardi; Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne
  • “Never Say Never;” Cole Swindell with Lainey Wilson; Producer: Zach Crowell
  • “Never Wanted To Be  That Girl;” Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; Producers: Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne
  • Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle 
  • Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar 
  • Brent Mason, Guitar 
  • Ilya Toshinskiy, Banjo 
  • Derek Wells, Guitar 
  • “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault);” Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton; Director: Blake Lively
  • “Longneck Way To Go;” Midland featuring Jon Pardi; Director: Harper Smith
  • “Never Say Never;” Cole Swindell with Lainey Wilson; Director: Michael Monaco
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl;” Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; Director: Alexa Campbell
  • “’Til You Can’t;” Cody Johnson; Director: Dustin Haney 
New Artist
  • Hardy
  • Walker Hayes
  • Cody Johnson
  • Parker McCollum
  • Lainey Wilson

Pensacola Eggfest – Wahoo Stadium – November 13

Posted on: September 7th, 2022 by brent
Eggfest 2021Who’s is ready to celebrate our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY with us on November 13th?!
It’s time to get your tickets to the annual event that is heralded as the MOST FUN in Pensacola!
Spend your Sunday on November 13th tasting delicious grilled samples, learn more about grilling from our talented chefs, backyard BBQers, and local and national Pitmasters, enjoy the drinks from @oldhickorywhiskeybar and hang out with the friends and family you brought along!
Tickets are the lowest price till 9.30.22! Click here or link in bio to purchase:
General Admission Tickets:
Today – September 30: $25
October 1 – November 1: $35
November 2 – November 13: $45
VIP Tickets:
June 27 – November 1: $75
November 1 – November 11: $95
*All proceeds will support local charities – Manna Food Pantry, Rally Pensacola, Studer Community Institute and Hunting for Healing.
**This is a rain or shine event.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Team Cat-A-Tude

Posted on: August 5th, 2022 by brent

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Making Strides of Pensacola
Saturday, October 29, 2022

Why We Support
American Cancer Society by Making Strides
Even though we all have our own reasons for joining Making Strides, we’ll take down breast cancer because we’re in it together. Our team is fundraising for the American Cancer Society’s support services and lifesaving research.
Believe us, every dollar really does count, so we’re asking for your help. Please donate or join our team today, because together we can end breast cancer.

Cat Country Cares for Kids Radiothon Raises Over $132,000 for Studer Family Children’s Hospital

Posted on: July 9th, 2022 by brent

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Cat Country98.7 and Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, a proud member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raised more than $132,763 during the station’s Cat Country Cares For Kids Radiothon, presented by Wind Creek Atmore. The annual event at Cordova Mall raised funds for a new neonatal transport vehicle.
Cat Country Cares for Kids Radiothon was hosted by Cat Country 98.7 and WEAR ABC 3 News Pensacola host Sue Straughn as well as NewsRadio 92.3 & ESPN Pensacola. 
The event provided listeners with the opportunity to hear from children and their parents about the high-quality care and recovery they received at Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, which serves the Gulf Coast. Funds raised during the one-day broadcast completed the campaign to purchase a new Neonatal Transport Vehicle for Studer Family Children’s Hospital. This vehicle is equipped with a specialized incubator capable of delivering a level of quality care comparable to what a child would receive inside our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Morning show co-host Brent Lane said, “The Neonatal Transport Unit is vital to our community. To accomplish the goal of paying off the transport unit is such a blessing. The NICU at the Studer Family Children’s Hospital is a standout for care in the Southeast. Cat Country 98.7
was proud to join Channel 3, NewsRadio 92.3, and ESPN Pensacola to help tell the story of why this hospital impacts so many lives and how it continues to make this community better.”
Co-host Mel McCrae adds, “It’s an honor to play a small part in helping to raise funds for this equipment that will help so many families in our community. It’s always remarkable to see the outpouring of love and support from so many businesses and individuals each year.”
“We are grateful for the dedication and support of our media partners, volunteers, and Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation team members,” said Adrienne Maygarden, president of Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation. “And, we are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our community who embrace our mission and join us in ensuring the highest level of neonatal care is available to local families throughout the communities we serve – keeping families close to home and their support systems.” Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, such as Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, are on the frontlines when it comes to protecting the health of future generations, but they can’t do it alone. Changing the health of even one child or family creates a ripple effect felt by communities for years to come. “The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on children has demonstrated the value of having a hospital dedicated to pediatrics,” said Will Condon, president of Studer Family Children’s Hospital. “The disease has hospitalized children at all ages — from two weeks old to 17 years old. It’s never been more important to have specialized pediatric care in our region, and never more important to have the community’s support for our healing Mission.”
Since 1983, CMN Hospitals has raised more than $7 billion in unrestricted funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. About the Studer Family Children’s Hospital The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart serves as the only children’s hospital in Northwest Florida. The Children’s Hospital offers a wide range of children’s medical care, from a pediatric emergency room and neonatal intensive care unit to a medical staff of more than 120 board-certified physicians across 30 pediatric specialties. The Children’s Hospital provides quality, compassionate care to children, regardless of their parents’ ability to pay.
For more information, visit